FUFA Dispute Resolution Chamber has ordered SC Villa to pay one of their players Emmanuel Kalyowa his overdue payables of UGX 11,700,000 (Eleven Million seven
hundred thousand Uganda shillings) within thirty (30) days from the date (25.8.2020) of this decision.
Kalyowa, who was allegedly on a list of at least nine players that were recently rumored to be released by yth club ran to the Federation of Uganda Football Association (Fufa) citing failure by the Jogoos to pay him for months.
“When I see Fufa coming up to help ex-internationals in financial aspects, I wonder why it can’t help active players who are not deliberately paid by their clubs,” Kalyowa wrote on his Facebook page on July 29, 2020.
“Imagine serving a team with a debt of 10 months and going through this Covid-19 period with five kilograms of rice from Fufa only to hear a group of fellow players receive a salary of two months,” he went on to say.
“Just because some of us have expired contracts or we are not good enough for the club?
The midfielder further fumed, “does it mean we didn’t work for the club. We are always taken as bad always on issues concerning money in Uganda but this is too much to handle.”
In the verdict however, Fufa said that, “in the event that the amount due to Emmanuel Kalyowa is not paid by SC Villa within the stated time limit, the present matter shall be submitted, upon request, to FUFA for
Kalyowa has now been directed to inform his employers (SC Villa) immediately and directly of the account number to which the remittance is to be made and to notify the Chamber of every payment received.